Bastards vs. True Heirs

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 posted by William Thompson

On March 23, 2018, God began stirring within me the following verses.

“For whom the LORD loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth.”

“If you endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chastenth not?”

“But if you be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.”  (Heb. 12:6-8 )

The heart of the Father is grieved over the state of the “church.”  Just as Paul said,

“And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.” (1 Cor. 3:1)

Not only are they refusing to grow up and cast their baby bottles aside, but will not stand to be corrected by a loving Father.  As they demand sugar-coated messages to make them feel better, any mention of sin or the judgments of God is soundly rejected as being “too harsh, judgmental, or not how God deals with His people.”  Brethren, we need to understand the seriousness of not receiving correction from God.

Those willing to receive the stern words and judgments from God will be  “the true heirs.”  And the ones who refuse His correction and chastisement are as bastard children, illegitimate – fatherless – therefore they cannot be the true heirs!

The Greek word for “bastard” is – nothos, which means illegitimate, bastard; one born, not in lawful wedlock, but of a concubine or female slave.  This points us to the allegory in Galatians 4:22-31, which speaks of the two covenants.  One was the covenant of the flesh by a slave or bondwoman, Hagar, and the other was the covenant of promise, that of the spirit, which is Sarah.

The remainder of Hebrews 12 tells us the same thing.  In verse 24, it says Jesus Christ is the mediator of the new covenant!  This is that covenant of promise….of Sarah!  And this points us to better things!  Not things of this world which leads us to death, but unto life!  (Heb. 12:9)  The Father desires for us to seek Him, and to hear Him call out to us, to correct us so  we might be considered true heirs and not a child of the flesh….or a bastard.

When we resist the chastisement of the Father, to correct us in our rebellion, we resist His desire to bring us into His own family, making us true heirs with Christ Jesus.  And this rebellion is from the carnal flesh, which always resists the things of the Spirit of God.

This choice to walk according to the carnal flesh is enmity against God.  In Romans 8:6-8, we are told that being carnally minded is death.  In verse 7, it says that being carnally minded is enmity, or hostility, hatred towards God!  It was this very thing which our Lord Jesus Christ abolished on the cross!  He removed that hatred against the Father so that we might have the opportunity to choose to walk in the spirit!

Because of this completed work in Christ Jesus, He was the true “first fruits,” whereby He received the fruit of the tree of life, eternal life, from the Father.  He is gloriously seated at the right hand of the Father God eternally obedient to the will of the Father, having abolished the enmity of the carnal flesh, the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

This is why we must become like Him to be joined with Him!  He cannot be joined with a Bride who is walking according to the carnal nature!  If He were to do so, He would be unevenly yoked with Her!  We MUST yield to the chastisement of the Father and allow Him to do a work in us, to teach us to walk according to the “new covenant of promise, Sarah” in order to learn how to abolish the very enmity we display with our choices and actions!

I pray we each take this before the Lord, asking He examine our hearts, and reveal anything in us which displeases Him.  May we gladly receive correction and the instructions of our Father, to be counted as true heirs with our Lord, Jesus!


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William, please excuse me if this is a foolish question, but is THE BRIDE OF CHRIST made up only of those who are to… Read more »

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That’s awesome! Praise God! What a blessed day that will be when the Body of Christ is unified! Hallelujah!

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